What's On in Tianjin: February 2019

By That's Tianjin, February 12, 2019

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That's Tianjin picks the best things to do in the city each month. 


Feb 16: Guqin Chinese New Year Concert

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The guqin is possibly the most quintessential Chinese musical instrument. That’s why there is no better way to celebrate the Chinese New Year than to enjoy a performance by skilled masters of the instrument at the Hongqi Theater, where they will take on some of the most famous and touching guqin compositions ever written. 

Sat Feb 16, 7.30pm; RMB80-380; Tianjin Hongqi Theater, see event listing.

Through February

Sewing and Embroidery Workshop

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Manshenghuo is organizing a series of workshops where you can learn basic sewing and embroidery skills, whether it’s to make your own unique decorations to gift to your loved ones or just to fix a dress with some flair.

Through Sun Mar 24; Sat-Sun, 2-5pm; free entry; Manshenghuo Club, see event listing. (For info or to book, add the WeChat: 慢先生 or msh-jlb)

Fu Baoshi Retrospective

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Fu Baoshi was a household name all through the first half of the 20th century in China, and for good reason – he singlehandedly modernized the Chinese traditional landscape painting by introducing new inking methods and dotting techniques. Now, Tianjiners can get the chance to learn more about this influential figure in the dedicated exhibition titled ‘Qi Ming Wei Xin – Fu Baoshi’s Art World’ at the Tianjin Museum.

Through Sun Mar 31; Tue-Sun, 9am-4.30pm; Tianjin Museum, see event listing

Sketching Classes

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Caihong Art Lab is a community with the intent to bring together those passionate with art and courageous enough to get their hands dirty with a little painting. They are now offering classes with professional teachers that can introduce beginners to basic techniques like pencil sketching, watercolors and oil painting, or train more advanced learners. You can contact the teachers directly to book a time slot – the center is open every day.

Through Wed Apr 17; Daily, 9am-10pm; RMB50/class; Caihong Creative Lab, 3/F We Life, see event listing. (For info or to book, add WeChat: qianbiart or qianbi0002)


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